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Complete list of all FTD Releases, currently available and deleted.
The Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960 Hardcover book
has been released by FTD books. The book is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. This book includes a 30 track CD
featuring many performances officially released for the first time
As well as charting on the 'Billboard Top 200' chart, the 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation hit No. 2 on the 'Billboard Country Chart' and is this week at No. 23 after 6 weeks. As the CD sold out some time ago, it looks safe to assume that not a great deal of sales is required to make the country chart these days, and that there must be stock left at some retail locations, dare we say 'in the country'!! Order a CD and Stamp set today.
The Rock Legends import label have announced the release of their first book, 'The February 1977 Tour : An Audiovisual Documentary : Volume I'. From the press-release: Rock Legends is proud to announce a new series of concert themed volumes that would make perfect companions to your FTD
book collection. The first book of this series is mainly about the first tour of 1977. The February, 1977 Tour is an audiovisual document exploring the first shows of 1977 in a photographic manner along with several performances recorded live during some of the events which are featured on the bonus CD.
'Elvis Presley : The 1960 Gospel Album
' (Mono & Stereo) is a special edition from 'The Bootleg Series
' contains both the original mono album masters from Elvis' first gospel album 'His Hand In Mine' (for the first time on cd!). Also including is the alternate stereo album, including masters with false starts, count-ins and alternate versions, plus 9 bonus tracks! A great addition to the FTD edition of 'His Hand In Mine' - The ultimate 1960 Elvis Gospel experience! Also a 12 page booklet!
The 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation has exited the Billboard's 200 Albums chart this week after four weeks on the chart and a first week debut at No. 11. We can only wonder now how long it would have been on the chart if it had not been a limited edition and being sold out after the second week (With only dwindling stocks left in that last week). It was the highest debut for an Elvis Presley album since '2nd to None' album debuted at No. 3 in 2003. While this is a touch disappointing, pre-sale orders of the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD tell us that another big Elvis hit CD will be with us this year.
'Elvis : From Santa Monica Boulevard Los Angeles, California
' (1-cd Bootleg Series Vol.17) Plus MGM Soundstage recordings is number 17 from the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
'! And like the previous releases this one will probably sold out very soon! The CD contains 43 tracks, including alternate takes, movie versions and original radio spots, many previously unreleased by Elvis record company. Also including is a 12 pages booklet. Also includes all of the songs Ann-Margret
recorded for 'Viva Las Vegas'.
A third track from the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
' CD has been released. This one is Elvis Presley Fever ft. Michael Bublé
. The CD can be pre-ordered now and will be available on October 30th, 2015. The remarkable new album features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Bublé.
'Elvis Anthology Part One
' (1-CD Bootleg Years) is a special edition from the very popular 'The Bootleg Series
'! And like previous special editions this one will probably sold out very soon! The CD contains 41 Great tracks with many previously unreleased by Elvis' official record company. Some recordings presented for the first time on CD. Also: the record store day version from 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin' and an uncleaned version from 'My Happiness'.
The 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation has slumped to No. 129 on Billboard's 200 Albums chart in its fourth week on the chart. The CD debuted at No. 11 and sold 27,000 copies in its first week, before dropping to No. 22 last week. The huge drop can be attributed to the CD being sold out, and only dwindling stocks left. It was the highest debut for a Presley album in a dozen years, since his '2nd to None' album debuted at No. 3 in 2003. While this is a touch disappointing, pre-sale orders of the 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' CD tell us that another big Elvis hit CD will be with us this year. We have just a few sets left unsold ...
Here is the tracklisting for 'Live A Little, Love A Little
', a new release in the FTD classic album series
. And the news is very good indeed, Ernst Jorgensen
has managed to find the session tapes for this movie, and so we believe we have a very attractive release here. The search also revealed
that the vocal for 'A Little Less Conversation' used for the (Elvis Vs JXL) re-mix single, was not
recorded for the TV special
– it's actually take 2
of the song with the ending repaired. You can always learn something new!!!
With the 'Forever Elvis
' CD sold out it should be no surprise it has had a big fall on Billboard's 200 Albums chart, and it is this week at No. 56 in its third week. We have the very last copies on the way to us now. The CD debuted at No. 11 and this was the highest debut for a Presley album in a dozen years, since his '2nd to None' album debuted at No. 3 in 2003. Order a CD and Stamp set today
Sony Music will release the 4 CD box set, 'Elvis Live In Las Vegas
' on September 18 packaged in a hard back book format case similar to recent releases of 'Young Man With The Big Beat
', 'Today, Tomorrow and Forever
', 'The Complete '68 Comeback Special
' and 'Walk A Mile In My Shoes
'. 'Live In Las Vegas' is a 4CD set compiling a comprehensive collection of Elvis’ legendary appearances in Las Vegas from 1956 -1975 and includes 89 recordings, a detailed 32 page booklet and plenty of rare photos.
Dynagrave Records proudly presents: Elvis Unedited : Studio Highlights 1970-1976, a brand new CD set with fully packed Volumes 1 and 2 (two separate CDs). They are full of Studio Highlights from your favorite 'Elvis Decade' - you will love to feed your CD Player with those compilations!
'Live A Little, Love A Little
' is a new release in the FTD classic album series
. It comes in a 7" digipack with booklet. Due to the fact that there are only four songs in the movie, this is a single disc with selected outtakes. (track listing not final yet).
'Elvis In West Texas
' contains a soundboard recorded
of the evening show in Odessa on May 30, 1976. A thoroughly great show with repertoire highlights in 'Help Me Make It Through The Night' and 'It's Now Or Never'. It is packaged in a digipack 5" format with a 12-page booklet of 1976 photos.
Continuing on from the excellent Follow That Dream vinyl editions
, FTD is pleased to announce the release of 'Moody Blue
' in its original discarded art layout for the first time. To create a unique collectible, it is issued in clear vinyl and each Pressing is hand numbered
. This is edition is limited to 1500.
Dean Jones, the actor best known to many for his role in Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock
' has died at the age of 84. After MGM signed Jones to a contract, he began with a small role in 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' before his role in the classic Elvis Presley movie 'Jailhouse Rock'.
Elvis: The Best Of British, The RCA Years 1959-1960
will be released by FTD books this month. The book is the concluding volume of the trilogy Elvis: The Best of British
, this time the focus is on the RCA recordings of 1959-1960
and, consistent with the previous volumes, contains over 500 pages
. Discover exactly how Elvis, on his triumphant return from army service, reinvented his career at the top of the entertainment world when RCA declared 'Elvis is Back!
' before the movie G.I. Blues
changed his life forever. His story is graphically told through the music with over FIFTY iconic songs
, originally released on the British RCA label, having been extensively researched. Over 1100 rare or previously unpublished photographs
, charts and unique memorabilia, create a visually enhanced record of a superstar with unsurpassed acclaim. Hear Elvis personally introduce
his British chart toppers featuring many performances officially released for the first time
It is hard not to be excited about the soon to be released 'The Elvis Files' Volume 7 Hardcover book
after viewing these preview images
. The book is almost finished and soon to be printed so is on schedule to be released in October as announced. Volume 7 is about Elvis' career in 1974-1975. More details soon.
The U.S. Postal service have advised ElvisPresleyShop.com that they are now SOLD OUT of the 'Elvis Presley Forever' CD compilation. We have the very last copies on the way to us now. This week the release is No. 22 on Billboard's 200 Albums having debuted at No. 11 and selling 27,000 copies last week. Order a CD and Stamp set today.
Cliff Richard Remembers the first time he heard Elvis Presley.
'Next : Stop Fayetteville' from 'Graceland Records' features three concerts from Fayetteville, NC, Cumberland County Memorial, August 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1976 shows and is presented in 3CD-digipack, in slipcase, with great 44-page booklet filled with many rare photos (some are presented for the very first time) of Elvis on stage in Fayetteville. You can't go wrong with this set.
'Return to Sender'? Not this album: U.S. Postal Service customers snapped up enough copies of the service's exclusive new 'Elvis Presley Forever
' compilation, released last week in conjunction with the new Elvis Presley Forever postage stamp, to put it at No. 11 in its first week on Billboard's 200 Albums chart.
Erik Lorentzen has announced that the release of the seventh volume in the book series 'Elvis Files'
will be in October of this year. Volume 7 is about Elvis' career in 1974-1975. But before this will be the release of Erik Lorentzen's beautiful book about Elvis' gold suit: 'A Touch of Gold Lamé
'. 'The Elvis Files' Volume 7
(1974-1975) is now available to pre-order.
The book, 'A Touch of Gold Lamé
' has been released. This is a 450+ page Hardcover book byErik Lorentzen
author of the Elvis Files books
. The book is the same size and weight (3.5kg
/ 7.7 pounds
) as these classic releases (So HUGE) and will cover all you could want to know about Elvis and his 1957 concerts featuring the famous Gold Lame Suit. View an eight (8) page preview
During a June 2011 BBC interview with Graham Norton
, Liza Minnelli
talks about meeting Elvis in 1970. Liza talks about how Elvis came backstage to watch her show and then invited her up to his suite and that he showed off his Karate moves. She also says that she was sitting next to Chubby Checker, Alice Cooper and Linda Lovelace, partially confirming what appeared to be bizarre claims by Alice Cooper in a recent interview
. [Now we finally have the true story of Alice Cooper meeting Elvis, as told by Alice. In the video we now have
you can see and hear what was really said and compare it too how the UK's Daily Mail distorted the story.]
, a prolific film and television star during the 1960s, has died from complications of breast cancer. The actress, who was best known for starring as Batgirl on the 1966-1968 Batman series, was 78. Her star really took off in the 1960s, especially in 1964 and 1964, starring in two Elvis Presley movies - It Happened At The World's Fair
and Kissin' Cousins
. In 1966, she was cast as Batgirl/Barbara Gordon in the Adam West Batman series, which remains her most famous role.
Songwriter and producer Bob Johnson
passed on Friday Aug. 14 while in hospice care in Nashville. Johnston wrote at least 16 songs for Elvis Presley's films
between 1964 and 1968, including 'It Hurts Me
', 'Let Yourself Go
' and 'Stop, Look and Listen
'. Two songs credited to Joy Byers, the aforementioned 'Stop, Look and Listen' and 'Yeah, She's Evil!' were recorded by Bill Haley & His Comets (the latter song was titled 'The Meanest Girl in Town
' when Elvis recorded it). Elvis Presley recorded 'The Meanest Girl in Town' on June 10, 1964, while Bill Haley recorded his version a week later, on June 16, 1964.
After the major success of 827 Thomas Street here is 3764 Elvis Presley Blvd. This 2 CD set contains all takes and alternate versions you will need beside your FTD collection
featuring the Jungle Room recordings. You can make it all complete with this marvelous 2CD set, and above that, the tracks are remastered for optimal listening pleasure!
Now we finally have the true story
of Alice Cooper meeting Elvis. In the video we now have
you can see and hear Alice and what he really said and compare it too how the UK's Daily Mail distorted the story ...
The husband of Ginger Alden
, has passed away in a sad coincidence, on the 38th anniversary of the Elvis Presley's death, August 16, 2015. Alden was a 20-year-old Memphis resident when she joined her older sister Terry, then the reigning Miss Tennessee beauty queen, to visit Elvis Presley at his home, Graceland. Smitten by Ginger, Elvis soon charmed her with a private jet flight to Las Vegas, jewelry, a Lincoln Continental, and shopping excursions. Terry now lives in St. Louis.
Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to announce the release of 'If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
', available on October 30th, 2015. The remarkable new album features classic Elvis vocal performances with brand-new orchestral accompaniment, along with a duet with Michael Bublé, and appearances by Il Volo and Duane Eddy.
'Elvis the King: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives
' by Gillian G. Gaar tells the personal story of Elvis and his relationships with those near and dear to him and contains more than 75 colour and black and white photographs from the Graceland archives, accompanied by insightful text.
Elvis Presley Hymnbook
is a single CD featuring the very best of Elvis' spiritual recordings. Elvis began singing in a church and had a lifelong love of inspirational music. These recordings taken from the beginning of his career illustrate the power of Elvis' devotion and his gospel roots.
'Elvis Love Songs' 3LP Gatefold 180g Red Vinyl
has just been released following the 'Love Songs 3 CD Set
' earlier this year. The Elvis recordings collected here have now retained their appeal for over half a century. As Eighties chart-topper and confirmed Presley fan Huey Lewis says, 'The best way to appreciate his greatness is just to go back and play some of the old records. Time has a way of being very unkind to old records, but Elvis' keep getting better and better.' In other words - if you love music, you'll love Elvis' love songs ... especially on this superb 3LP gatefold edition on glorious red vinyl!
Out now on CD is 'Elvis Blue'. Originally released in Australia on the Starcall label in 1983 as a 19-track LP, with a beautiful painted Elvis portrait on the front sleeve, as the title suggest all tracks on this album had the word ‘Blue’ in it. The album was a great success, but it was never released on silver pressed CD. Until now! Housed in sealed cardsleeve, this is a stunning miniature vinyl-look CD release, that also includes some special bonus tracks! A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 400 COPIES !!!
Out now on CD in beautiful sealed cardsleeves, a great collection of classic Camden / RCA albums. From 1968 to 1975, RCA Camden issued a series of compilation albums. This output primarily consisted of repackaging of Elvis Presley's 1960s-era movie soundtrack recordings. These albums were very successful, due to the low budget price and the great gatefold album sleeves. For many (young) fans these albums were their introduction to the music of Elvis Presley. Although these albums did not always contained the very best of Elvis’ recordings, The Camden albums taught many customers one valuable lesson: you may find gold, when you least expect it 'The Elvis Presley Collection' contained 3 volumes. Looking like miniature vinyl albums, these releases will bring back many of the happy memories from the good ol’ days. A LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 400 COPIES !!!
Elvis Coming Home’ features a mixture with Elvis' songs and videos highlighting the fascinating late-sixties period. Since the first pressing sold out very fast, many Elvis fans missed out on it, so here is your chance to obtain this great release, which now features 5 bonus tracks, the rarest is the 68 medley: During the show NBC used one hand-held camera (ISO cam) to fill in the gaps made during the live control room switch, although the quality is less then we are used to you will get a live experience like never before!, with lots of surprises along the way.
The U.S. Postal Service will issue the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp and together with Sony Music's RCA/Legacy Recordings an exclusive music CD titled 'ELVIS FOREVER' that includes an Elvis song, as you've never heard it before. The CD will be available in select Post Offices beginning August 12.